Springwood Junior School Communications, 13 July 2023

Term 3 - Week 1

Upcoming Events

Friday 14 July:  Academic Reports Live on Parent Lounge, 5pm


Term 3 - Week 2

Tuesday 18 July:  Parent Teacher Interviews

Wednesday 19 July:  Chapel

Thursday 20 July:  Prep 100 Days / Volleyball Primary Schools Cup / Parent Teacher Interviews

Coming Up:  Assembly, Stages 2&3 Immersion Day & Safe on Socials, Futsal Champion of Champions - Boys 9-11yo/Girls 10-12yo

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Term 3!

I hope all our families had time over the holidays to connect and make great memories together.
While everyone was holidaying, a few jobs were done around the school. You may have noticed the bright new shade sails over the nine square outside of The Hub, we have several new handball courts painted around the Undercover Area, and our Staffroom and First Aid rooms had a little renovation.

Semester Reports

Junior School Reports will be accessible via the Parent Lounge (through the website or Calvary app) tomorrow, Friday 14 July from 5.00pm. Please ensure you book in your Parent/Teacher Interview for next week to discuss your child’s progress and goals for Semester 2.  Booking close midnight Sunday 16 July.  Email your child’s class teacher if you cannot make the dates provided to arrange a suitable time.

Information regarding the structure and some updates to reports can be found below;

Term 3 Tuckshop Volunteers

Thank you to those parents who have nominated to be on the Term 3 roster for Tuckshop. There are still a few weeks of the term where we need a few more helpers. If you are available, even once this term, on a Monday between 10.30–11.30am or Friday from 8.30-11.30am, please send through your availability via this form and Sheryl will be in contact with you.

Semester 2 Clubs!

We are very excited about the new clubs starting up this Semester.
Debating and Public Speaking competitions are in full swing. Athletics Club has been replaced with Volleyball training after school on Tuesdays, in preparation for upcoming competitions. A new Drama club is starting on Mondays, and lots of our favourite clubs such as JAG, Chess and Missions are continuing.
Teachers have gone through the options with the students and we encourage parents to also chat at home with your child about the different clubs they would like to try out. Clubs are a great place to make new friends and discover gifts and interests we never know are there until we step into the right environment and try. Check out the Term 3 clubs options using the link below.

Science Week

This term, we will be holding a Calvary Science Competition in the Junior School.

We encourage the students in Prep to Stage 3 to participate with an age-appropriate science investigation. Students will have the opportunity to share their investigation with their peers during our Science Week, Week 4 of Term 3.  Be on the lookout for further information soon.

Science Week T3 2023

Well, it has been a great start to the new term. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone around campus again as it unfolds.


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

New Calvary App

The College App can be downloaded on your smart phone by using this download link* or by going to the App Store/Google Play and search for 'Parent Orbit'. The school code is calvarycc.

* Please note the link will only work on a device that has access to the App Store or Google Play. 

Calvary Blog

Calvary Events

We have a number of new events happening during Term 3.  Please click on the link to go to our Events Page:   https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/events/

Welcome back to Term 3!  All ensembles and lessons have resumed for the term.

Instrumental Teachers Update

At the end of last Term Mrs Sandi Ong (Woodwind) finished with college.  We thank her for all of the passion and enthusiasm that she brought to the college and the program.  You will be missed.

We welcome Mr Maxwell Judge-Mears to the team as the new Woodwind tutor for both campuses.  Please welcome him to the college.
We also welcome back Mr Dominic Ward as our Guitar Ensemble Director and guitar teaching.


Showcase is on Saturday 9 September in the CCC Auditorium.  Tickets for this event open on Monday 17 July 2023. 

Ensembles performing include:

  • Voices
  • Chorale
  • Boys Ensemble
  • Junior and Senior Percussion
  • Orchestra
  • Senior Strings
  • Y10 Dance
  • Wakakirri Ensemble

Semester Two Ensembles

We invite all students that were in the college musical, and any other interested students, to join the following two ensembles commencing next week;

  • Piccolos - Prep to Year 2, Thursday 8.00-8.30am
  • Voices - Year 3 - 6, Thursday 7.45-8.30am


All correspondence regarding CAPA, including questions, please send to Emma at:



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts